GEORGE R. STONE, LCDR, USN
George Stone '31
Date of birth: November 24, 1909
Date of death: January 21, 1943
From the 1931 Lucky Bag:
George was lost on January 21, 1943, when the aircraft he was aboard crashed near Ukiah, California while enroute from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco. The flying boat, a Pan Am Clipper, was being operated by Pan Am employees but was a contracted Navy flight, and all ten passengers were Navy officers.
George was a meteorologist.
Robert English '11, Donald Godwin '11, Robert Smith '20, John Crane '26, Francis Black '26, William Myers '26, and John Coll '27 were also lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 1104. Eight of the ten passengers were Naval Academy graduates.